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Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism

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In Talking to My Daughter About the Economy, activist Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s former finance minister and the author of the international bestseller Adults in the Room, pens a series of letters to his young daughter, educating her about the business, politics, and corruption of world economics.

Yanis Varoufakis has appeared before heads of nations, assemblies of experts

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Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 26th 2018 by Vintage (first published 2013)
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Hallgrimur Oddsson
Það sem mér líkaði og líkaði ekki við bókina:

-Yanis Varoufakis útskýrir á mannamáli heilan helling af hagfræðikenningum.
-Hann er gjarn á að setja þessar kenningar fram eins og þær séu umdeildar (t.d. hvernig peningar verða til). Það skyldi ég ekki alveg.
-Bókin er væmin, oft skrifuð þannig að lesandinn er settur í hlutverk dóttur Yanis. Truflaði mig frekar mikið.
-Ég átti erfitt með að skilja fyrir hvern bókin nákvæmlega er. Lesendur Yanis eru líklegir til að vera áhugafólk um hagfræði og stjórnmá
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Autobiography:

Let me begin with a confession: I am a Professor of Economics who has never really trained as an economist. While I may have a PhD in Economics, I do not believe I have ever attended more than a few lectures on economics! But let's take things one at a time.

I was born in Athens back in the mists of 1961. Greece was, at the time, struggling to shed the post-civil war veil of totalitar
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